Boston: Littell & Gay, later Littell, Son & Company, 1850. Hardcover. Content on the return of the ship North Star, tender ship on the expedition of Sir James Clark Ross in search of Sir John Franklin; a review of Herman Melville's 'Omoo' and the South Sea Missions; and a comparison of the merits of ether and chloroform.
Littell's Living Age was a magazine that comprised sophisticated selections from various British and American magazines and newspapers, a "Reader's Digest" of it's day. It was generally published on a weekly basis for almost a century, from 1844 to 1941. It was also often the first US publication of serialized stories by important mid-19th century authors such as Trollope. 8vo, approximately 800 pp, bound in original pebbled black morocco with brown boards, gilt title & decoration on raised bands. Generally a little rubbed, top of spine worn, top edge of front and rear boards sunned. Very good overall. Item #20955